Movement finishes: Part II

Now onto the second part of our digital encyclopaedia of case and movement finishes! In Part I, we went through the simpler world of case finishes, if you haven't read that first we'd recommend it as it will set you up nicely for the much more complex series of movement finishes! Part I can be … Continue reading Movement finishes: Part II

Case finishes: Part I

There's a lot of tricky terminology when it comes to watches. These can be quite confusing, especially when you're new in the watch game! And one that comes up particularly frequently is the word 'finish'. The finish is the manufacturing process where the surface texture of a metal is manipulated to give it an attractive … Continue reading Case finishes: Part I

Zwei NOMOS! NOMOS Glashütte Tangente 38 & Ahoi Datum 40.3mm: hands on review and unboxing.

Today we have with us two unique watches from the German manufacturer NOMOS Glashütte (we'll emit the umlaut from here on in for simplicity). The Tangente 38 and Ahoi Datum 40.3mm NOMOS have not been around for too long but despite this have left their mark already on the watchmaking industry with their minimalist design, … Continue reading Zwei NOMOS! NOMOS Glashütte Tangente 38 & Ahoi Datum 40.3mm: hands on review and unboxing.

Three watches: same functions, over £14,000 price difference! Why?

It's our 50th blog post! and to celebrate we have some really cool watches out! Let's start by stating the obvious. Some watches are expensive, and some aren't! This is the sad truth for all high end watch enthusiasts as the most desirable pieces are often the most expensive! Take the current Rolex market and … Continue reading Three watches: same functions, over £14,000 price difference! Why?

SWISS OR GERMAN, A HISTORY: PART II, SWITZERLAND

In Part I of our TWS history lesson we explored the tumultuous past of Horology in Germany, if you haven't read that and you would like to, jump back to last week's blog post by clicking here. Up to date...? Good! SWITZERLAND: While we began the history of German watchmaking with the fact the first portable … Continue reading SWISS OR GERMAN, A HISTORY: PART II, SWITZERLAND

SWISS OR GERMAN, A HISTORY: PART I, GERMANY.

Throughout watchmaking, you will see two countries popping up. Switzerland, and Germany. The most prestigious watch brands around historically were based in either of these two countries. such as A. Lange and Söhne in Glashütte Germany and Rolex in Geneva Switzerland as perfect examples. but the history of these key horological locations is completely different … Continue reading SWISS OR GERMAN, A HISTORY: PART I, GERMANY.

Oris Big Crown ProPilot Big Date 41mm (01 751 7697 4264-07 5 20 15GFC): Hands on review & unboxing.

Today on review we have another distinguished Oris wristwatch at an equally brilliant price from our ore-owned site: https://www.thewatchsource.co.uk/preowned/ ! In 1938 Oris first released the Oris Big Crown. Yet the designs we see Oris release today are un-recognisable from the original. So how and why has the design changed and what are the Big … Continue reading Oris Big Crown ProPilot Big Date 41mm (01 751 7697 4264-07 5 20 15GFC): Hands on review & unboxing.

How to use your watch as a compass. Featuring the Franck Muller Vanguard Yachting (V 45 CC DT 5N BL)

A quick read this week featuring the breath taking Franck Muller Vanguard Yachting (V 45 CC DT 5N BL) and a useful tip that you can use with any analogue watch, be it automatic or mechanical! Our TWS top tip for today is how to use your analogue watch as a compass. If you are … Continue reading How to use your watch as a compass. Featuring the Franck Muller Vanguard Yachting (V 45 CC DT 5N BL)